Emmerdale – Ashley Thomas’ death

We’re set for an emotional evening on the streets of one of the UK’s favourite soap dramas tonight! We had the privilege of flying our Freefly systems Alta 8, coupled with our Alexa Mini camera to help give tonight’s special episode the WOW factor!

 

Join us tonight at 7pm on ITV.

Emmerdale’s Jimmy King (played by Nick Miles) checking out our Alta 8 / Alexa Mini combo whilst the crew review the shot!

 

Miss it? Don’t worry, you can watch Ashley’s final scene below.

Broadchurch – ITV

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We’re so excited to see Broadchurch back on the big screen again – we’re even more excited to see our aerial filming work punctuated throughout the series. We spent a number of days last year filming with our ALTA 8 and Alexa Mini drone on the windy South Coast (near West Bay). Lots of longs days and tricky locations (thanks to Graeme MacKenzie) but we had a blast working on this production… such a lovely team of people – it really felt like we were part of the family by the end. If you missed the first episode on Monday 27th Feb, see it here.

Catch the next episode on Monday 6th March.

Chris captures the sunset before a night shoot.

The under belly of the beast –  Our Alexa Mini drone in action!

Beautiful weather for some tracking shots – Moments before shooting a scene for Ep. 1

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Thats a wrap with David Tenant and Olivia Coleman!

James doing preflight checks on the cliff top.

Night shooting in the early hours.

Take off and landing on the beach – we love a challenge!

CBBC | The Worst Witch

CBBC’s The Worst Witch is now on the big screen and we’re excited to have been part of the production. Using the ALTA 8 drone and Alexa Mini camera, we brought the storyboard to life with a huge variety of aerial shots. Our brief was both extensive and challenging, from simulating Witches weaving through trees on their broomsticks to flying around castle turrets and crashing into walls (no drones were hurt in the making of!). We spent 4 days filming with the main unit at the stunning Hohernzollern Castle, in Germany, which was a real privilege because permission to fly drones at this location is extremely tricky to achieve. The Castle’s turrets look just like Witch’s hats and we were able to get very creative with some intricate manoeuvres – the Alta 8 drone by Freefly Systems performed flawlessly with the heavy Alexa Mini camera and MoVI M15 at an altitude of 3000ft. It’s exciting to see all the hard work come together – watch The Worst Witch on CBBC or on catch up via BBC iPlayer.